UK equity income market review: Companies continue to cancel dividends
The outlook for income-seeking investors continued to deteriorate during May as companies sought to shore up their balance sheets by cancelling dividend payouts
10th Jun 2020
UK equity market review: UK retail sales plunge
UK share prices continued to rally during May as investors became more hopeful that the lockdown would lift, and the economy could restart.
UK bond market review: BoE keeps its options open
Demand for gilts remained strong during May as the economic outlook continued to deteriorate. The coronavirus pandemic is expected to take a heavy toll on UK and global growth.
Global bond market review: Corporate defaults on the rise
US Treasury bond yields rose during May: government spending continued to rise and central bank policy showed signs of shifting as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell emphasised that the Fed would tak...
Asia Japan market review: Concerns over Hong Kong’s future
Share prices in Hong Kong dived during May on the news that China was set to make national security laws for the territory, clamping down on dissent and raising questions over Hong Kong’s special econ...
Europe market review: Is Europe heading for deflation?
During May, the Dax Index rose by 6.7% while the CAC 40 Index climbed by 2.7%.
Emerging markets review: Clouded outlook for China’s growth
China’s National People’s Congress announced that it would not set an economic growth target for the country this year as it addresses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Market briefings looking back at May
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through May.
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